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Perfect storm hits US Marshallese

Perfect storm hits US Marshallese

GIFF JOHNSON The coronavirus has turned into the perfect storm for thousands of Marshall Islanders living in the United States. Since March, Marshallese have experienced extraordinary Covid-19 infection and death rates in many American states. “The most vulnerable people in the United States in almost every state where there are large numbers of Pacific islanders, […]

RMI extends travel ban

RMI extends travel ban

The RMI National Disaster Committee extended the Covid-19 border closure for another month with the issuance of a new Travel Advisory late last week. Chief Secretary Kino Kabua issued Travel Advisory 14 June 4, extending the ban on incoming travelers to July 5. It also continues the ban on travel between Majuro and Kwajalein on […]

RMI to open the door

RMI to open the door

GIFF JOHNSON Following last week’s repatriation of nine Marshallese from the FSM, the RMI National Disaster Committee (NDC) is expected to start considering arrangements, including protocols, for RMI citizens stranded in Covid-19 affected countries to return home.  Part of this major decision to eventually allow RMI citizens back home will be contingent upon the completion of […]

RMI eases dengue travel ban

RMI eases dengue travel ban

The government-imposed outer islands travel ban is being ended in stages. Arno, Mili, Namu and Lib have had their travel bans lifted, and Ailinlaplap will be next. These developments are happening in line with the Ministry of Health training health assistants on these islands to diagnose and treat dengue in case it develops. The RMI […]

Japan donates heavy equipment

Japan donates heavy equipment

Japan Ambassador Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over the last batch of disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government Friday. Tony Muller, Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade was on hand to receive the donation. The handover ceremony was held at the Ministry of Works compound with many […]